Jefferson County RB Visits Troy

Jefferon County's Lamar Brown is another member of a talented group of Peach state running back prospects expecting to see a scholarship offer. The 5-foot-8, 170-pound running back visited Troy on Friday and talked with about his visit.

Louisville, GA - Jefferson County Running back prospect Lamar Brown talks about his visit to Troy, Alabama.

"We toured the campus and watched them practice," said Brown who was accompanied by his teammate A.J. Harmon. "I talked to several members of their coaching staff. They have a good relationship with their players. I spent most of the day with my recruiting coach Neal Brown. I talked to the head coach and I talked to the running backs coach. I had already met the offensive coordinator."

"I went to the running backs meeting before practice.  They let me go in there and listen to what they had to say. Practice was great. They run the same exact offense we run. They run the spread offense and I'm pretty much familiar with everything they were doing. They had their spring game on Saturday, so they didn't really go too hard."

Brown was very comfortable with the academics and surroundings at Troy.

"The atmosphere was pretty good," said Brown. "They are rebuilding a lot of stuff, so everything looked good.  It looked like a place I would like to be.  I checked on their academics. They had a very good academic facility."

As a junior, Brown rushed for 679 yards and seven touchdowns.  He's still waiting on his first offer, but Troy and several schools are showing interest.

"I'm getting interest from Mississippi State, South Carolina, Middle Tennessee, Florida, Duke and Iowa," said Brown.

He ran a 4.59 forty and 4.53 shuttle at the Kennedy/CES combine last month. Deceptively strong,  he also pushed 185 pounds 24 times. He is a very shifty back, he has great agility and soft hands out of the backfield.

Despite his (5-8, 170) size, Brown is a very physical runner.

"I bring speed and power," Brown said. "I try to find the hole quick. I've got a lot of strength and I try to pick up the extra yards on every play.  I can catch the ball and I'm hard to bring down in the open field."

"I work extra hard in the weight room because of my size.  It only makes me want to get stronger and faster.  I know I have to work harder than everyone else."

Below is highlights of Jefferson County running back Lamar Brown in action.


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